Where to go in a campervan hire from Perth

September 21, 2020

When it comes to hiring the perfect campervan for a self-drive holiday in Perth to discover a corner of Western Australia, Gallivanting Oz has you covered!

Our partners include all of Australia’s top motorhome and campervan rental suppliers; the biggest and best names such as Maui, Apollo, Britz, Let’s Go, Mighty, Cheapa Campa and more, which guarantees our customers have access to a huge range of hire vehicles to guarantee the perfect fit for every type of holiday and budget.

With campervan hire depots in both Perth and Broome, over a decade of experience in camper hire and the best customer service in the business, whether you’re planning a four-wheel drive (4WD) camping adventure, a family campervan road trip or a luxury motorhome holiday, you are in the very best hands with Gallivanting Oz!

Picking up a campervan hire from Perth is the perfect choice. Western Australia is the perfect road trip holiday destination, with some of the most magnificent scenery in the whole of Australia, and probably the most diverse as well! Within relatively short distances on excellent sealed roads, you pass through an incredible diversity of landscapes and experiences, from the lush rolling hills, vineyards and perfect beaches of the world-famous Margret River region, to the windswept, wildly beautiful southern coastline or the towering forests of Pemberton. Perhaps seeing one of Western Australia’s pink lakes is on your bucket list, or the incredible Pinnacles rising up from the desert.

turtle at monkey miaFurther afield, there are remote and soul-stirringly beautiful national parks such as Karijini National Park, or the pristine Ningaloo Marine Park – one of the few places in the world where you can swim with whale sharks!  Many of our campervan hire customers also set off from Perth or Broome for a bigger camper adventure, to Darwin in the Northern Territory for example, or across the mighty Nullarbor Plain to Adelaide in South Australia!

Western Australia is world-famous for its spectacular wildflower displays, one of the biggest and best on earth, and it is also one of the best places to watch the annual humpback, blue and southern right whale migration.  If you love wildlife you’re in for a treat, with so many unique opportunities to interact with penguins, dolphins and sealions, snap a selfie with a quokka or be awed by the prolific birdlife.

There are amazing experiences to be had year-round on a motorhome hire self-drive holiday, and because it’s such a huge state (roughly the size of Western Europe) the best time varies depending on where you plan to travel.

If you’re travelling in the northern half of the state May to September is the most popular period for most travellers because of the climate – we call this the dry season and means you’ll avoid the wet season and the searing heat of summer!  Other factors to help with planning the best time for your campervan road trip is the wildflower season in June in the north of Western Australia and sweeps south, finishing on the south coast in November and if you’d like to experience the annual whale migration, book your motorhome holiday anytime between May and October.

You may also like to know that campervan hire rates do fluctuate quite a lot through the year, based on supply and demand. We do find school holidays greatly affect the rates – usually we see the best rates the earlier you are able to book.  If you are thinking of hiring a campervan from Perth over the Christmas period, if you’re on a budget and have some flexibility, usually we see better rates if you can travel outside those two weeks of Christmas/New Year.  And of course, the earlier you can book and lock in some great rates that we’re currently seeing from Perth with the motorhome rental rates, the better the deals.  Don’t worry though, during this period of uncertainty, we are seeing good flexibility on bookings should they have to be amended or cancelled due to government travel restrictions changing unexpectedly and preventing travel.

For most families, giving the kids a chance to travel and see the world sits pretty high up on their wish-list.  Campervan hire holidays are the very best way to do a road trip, in our opinion, and always manages to deliver the ultimate family bonding experience!  Travelling in a fully-equipped, comfortable holiday home on wheels allows you to forget the worry of trying to find accommodation, packing and unpacking and finding places to eat, so you can concentrate on exploring, spending quality time with the kids and creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Our big comfortable 6-berth family motorhomes feature spacious living and sleeping quarters and easily accommodate the whole family. You’ll love the convenience of pulling over whenever you find a perfect little spot, for a swim maybe, or to fold out the big shady awning and enjoy the convenience of the campervan’s good-sized fridge to make a quick bite of lunch.  Can you see yourself sitting beside a gorgeous beach, preparing dinner as you watch the kids happily playing, and looking forward to a crackling campfire and a lovely relaxing evening ahead?  Us too.  And describing that scene is perhaps the best way to explain why this is the perfect family holiday!

There are some great locations that are perfect to explore in your campervan hire from Perth to discover some of WA’s treasures and hidden gems is so much fun for children, with some highlights including exploring the Margaret River’s incredible underground caves or seeing the world’s largest collection of garden gnomes (yes, this is a real thing!)

vasse felix vineyard south west western australiaHistory buffs are in their element in WA! From the rich and ancient Aboriginal heritage which you can experience right across the state, to Western Australia’s oldest town, Albany 400 km south-east of Perth which boasts one Australia’s best outdoor military museums and attracts people from all over the country every ANZAC Day for the incredible memorial up on the hill that saw the very first ship of Australian troops sail off to Gallipoli.

For some of the most popular WA routes, which take you through some of the most stunning spots Western Australia has to offer, check out our route map.

Speak to one our customer care team members now to get a personalised quote for your trip. We’ll work with you to find the right motorhome for your trip at the right price to suit your budget. Chat with us today to find out what you could hire for your trip to Perth!

 

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